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St Arild’s Church, Oldbury-on-the-Hill

St Arild's Church, Oldbury-on-the-Hill, Badminton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1EA

This atmospheric church is dedicated to a little-known, pre-Norman saint, who is thought to have lived near Thornbury. The simple interior is…

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Beachley Army Apprentice College Heritage Centre

Beachley Army Apprentice College Heritage Centre, Beachley Gate, Beachley, Gloucestershire, NP16 5DY

Army Apprentice Colleges began in 1923, the one at Beachley near Chepstow being the first to open and the last to close in 1994. After leaving…

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Cambray Baptist Church

Cambray Baptist Church, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JS

We are a town centred church in an historical building. Today we are still serving the town with an full programme of events for all…

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Cambray Baptist Church

Cambray Baptist Church, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JS

A fascinating building, which although has been refurbished over the years, retains many of its original features.

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Cheltenham Croquet Club

Cheltenham Croquet Club, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Find out more about Cheltenham Croquet Club which surely must be one of the oldest sports clubs in Gloucestershire.

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Cheltenham Croquet Club

Cheltenham Croquet Club, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

This informative pdf will celebrate the history of surely one of the oldest sports clubs in Gloucestershire.

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies' College , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP

Dating from 1873, the interior shows the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the theme of 'hidden nature' can be found in many of the…

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Cheltenham Playhouse

Cheltenham Playhouse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A series of short films about the history of this Grade II listed building's life from 1807-2020 as a salts laboratory, slipper baths, swimming…

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Christ Church Cheltenham - “War Widows and Whishes: The Memorials of Christ Church”

Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2JH

When the foundation stone of Christ Church was laid on 10th October 1837, by the famous "Pope of Cheltenham", Rev Francis Close, it was intended…

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Discovering Cheltenham - Cheltenham Synagogue

Cheltenham Synagogue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PU

A fascinating insight into the architecture, artifacts, life and ceremony of this unique Cheltenham building. This film invites you inside to view…

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Discovering Cheltenham - Parmoor House & Lypiatt Terrace Film Tour

Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Lypiatt Terrace is a unique Italianate terrace in Cheltenham which demonstrates both externally and internally the move away from the classic…

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Hidden Lives: Botanists, Buildings and Bankrupcy

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Find out more by viewing the pdf, put together by Desmond Marshall on behalf of Friends of Pittville.

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Pate’s Grammar School’s 20th Century Stained Glass Window

Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Discussion about how the window was commissioned, who designed it and how it was rescued from the building that was demolished in the 1990s.

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Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve - a short audio-visual presentation

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

During the Covid-19 lockdown many have valued the importance of local green spaces. One of these is Pilley Bridge nature reserve (accessible via…

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Pittville Pump Room - a brief history

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Pittville Pump Room is one of only five Grade 1 listed buildings in Cheltenham. Its image appears on almost every publicity item about the town,…

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St Christopher’s Church

St Christopher's Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A pdf introduction to the stained glass in St Christopher's Church by the renowned stained glass artist Thomas Denny.

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St Luke’s Church

St Luke's Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In 1835, Francis Close considered to be 'the perpetual curate of Cheltenham' had the vision to open a 'strictly poor man's church'. Find out more…

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St Mary’s Church, Shipton Sollars, Gloucestershire

St Mary's Church, Shipton Sollars, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HU

This small thirteenth-century church in a pretty Cotswold hamlet has had various periods of dereliction and restoration in its long history and…

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The Cheltenham Scrapbook

13 Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Cheltenham Civic Society has an extensive archive of newspaper articles tracking changes to the town over 60 years or more. During Heritage…

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Walk: Booze, Balloons and Burials

Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8DW

An informative walk around the Lower High Street area including the gas works, the Honeybourne Line and streets surrounding Honeybourne Gate.

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Walk: Cheltenham Backwaters - Exploring the River Chelt

The Meadow Cafe, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7FF

An informative walk following part of the River Chelt through the centre of Cheltenham.

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Walk: Gustav Holst’s Cheltenham

Rear of The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SH

Discover places associated with Gustav Holst on this walk which ends at his birthplace.

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Walk: Naunton Park – Cheltenham’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Naunton Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7DL

Known as ‘The Garden of Eden’ by its Victorian benefactor, Naunton Park remains one of Cheltenham’s delightful green spaces. Led by local…

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Walk: Regency Cheltenham

The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JT

An informative walk around architectural highlights of Cheltenham Spa.

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Walk: Skillicorne to Skillicorne

GL50 Restaurant, 8 Norfolk House, Well Walk, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JX

An informative walk around Cheltenham exploring sites associated with Captain Skillicorne.

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Walk: Spas, Squabbles and Slave Owners

Montpellier Wine Bar, 6 Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SY

An informative walk telling the story of Henry Thompson and his son and the Lansdown area of Cheltenham.

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Walk: The Making of the Honeybourne Line

Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens Market Street, Market Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QP

An informative walk of stories behind the making of the Honeybourne Line.

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Walk: Trees in Montpellier Gardens

The Bandstand, Montpellier Gardens, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UL

An informative walk through beautiful Montpellier Gardens focussing on the trees.

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Chase Farm Tidenham

Chase Farm, Miss Graces Lane, Tidenham Chase, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7JR

Sam and Lisa took on this farm three years ago to farm in the traditional manner, selling their products from the farm gate. Having started with…

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Hidcote’s Hidden Nature Digital Event

National Trust Hidcote, , Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Join us on Hidcote's social media channels as we take you on a tour of the hidden nature found in our Arts and Crafts garden. With an online…

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Cinderford Linear Park walk

Cinderford Linear Park, Cinderford, Gloucestershire

The video follows the route of a walk set out to record the use of much of this land in connection with the industrial history of Cinderford. The…

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St. Stephens CofE Church, Cinderford

St Stephens Church of England Church, Cinderford, Gloucestershire

St Stephen's Church was the inspiration for the literary work of poet, author, memoirist and educationalist, Leonard Clarke OBE. His writing…

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The Forest Archive from Forest of Dean Newspapers

Cinderford Town Council, Rheola House, 4 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB

Cinderford Town Council have made accommodation available to enable this fantastic collection to remain within the local area. The archive was…

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The Romans were here at Littledean

Littledean Hall, Cinderford, Gloucestershire

The owners of the site which includes Littledean Hall have been working for many years to uncover the story around the Roman Temple and Nymphaeum.…

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All Saints’ Church, Shorncote, Gloucestershire

All Saints' Church, Shorncote, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DE

This delightful little church, hiding down a lane in gravel-pit country south of Cirencester, dates from about 1170. It has a pretty double…

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St Michael & St Martin’s Church, Eastleach

St Michael & St Martin's Church, Eastleach Martin, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NN

This picture postcard Medieval church stands in a gently sloping churchyard by the river Leach, just a stones throw from its sister church at…

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Animals, Wild and Wonderful

Coleford Area M C T I Partnership, The Main Place, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

Frankie (age 15) has filmed this video of Liz Black talking about some of the wonderful creatures in her collection that has taken over her home…

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Beneath the surface

Main Hall, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

In the Main Hall at the Main Place in Coleford will be a viewing of footage created by John Belcher. A unique tradition to the Forest of Dean, the…

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Coleford’s Hidden Heritage app

Coleford, Gloucestershire

As you explore the trail, your location will be tracked on the map using the GPS built into your device. When you near a point of interest, the…

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Hidden Heritage of the Dean app

Cannop Valley, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EH

Hidden Heritage of the Dean app takes you on a 9 mile route following the Forestry England's Family Cycle Trail, revealing 27 points of interest…

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Newland Street Walk

Clock Tower, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8AW

Join Denis Martin for a guided walk through Coleford, starting at the Clock Tower and looking closely at the history, architecture and geology of…

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Newland Street Walk

Newland Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire

Denis has studied this area of the town since arriving here to live in a house also built by James Teague who never actually lived there. James…

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The Secret Forest

Stock Wood Scowles, The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR

Discover the magical scowles (deep outcrops of iron ore) and ancient gnarled and twisted yew trees appear to grow straight out from the rocks in…

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Voices of Broadwell

The Main Hall, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

Roger Drury, of Soundworks, is anxious that time should not pass without recording what has made the hamlet the place that it is today. The…

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“Forest Reptiles” video podcast by David Dewsbury

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Forest is an important area for reptiles because it has all four common species - slow worm, adder, common lizard and grass snake. These …

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Animals, Wild and Wonderful - from home

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Frankie (age 15) has recorded this video of Liz Black showing some of her international collection of creatures from Britain and beyond. Liz's…

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Bearland House

Longsmith Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HJ

Bearland House is an impressive 18th century building with an ornamental facade, forecourt, and fine wrought iron railings and gates. The…

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Beatrix Potter Guided Walk

Beatrix Potter Shop, 9 College Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NJ

In 1903 Beatrix Potter published one of her most loved tales, The Tailor of Gloucester. It was inspired by a visit she made to the city. The…

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Beatrix Potter Museum

9 College Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NJ

In 1903 Beatrix Potter published one of her most loved tales, The Tailor of Gloucester, inspired by a visit she made to the city. See the building…

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Beneath the Surface

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

More than twenty years ago, John Belcher, local historian, accompanied Robin Morgan underground to film how Forest Freeminers worked, often alone…

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Black and White Buildings Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

A walking tour of 15th Century timber framed buildings in the city centre, pointing out structure, architecture and brief historical background.…

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Blackfriars Priory

Ladybellgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN

Most of the 13th Century church remains, including a rare scissor braced roof. Guided tours last about 1 hour. Meeting point: Entrance off…

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Blue Plaques Exhibition

Lower Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

A display of photos depicting Blue Plaques commemorating important historic people and places around the city.

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Cathedral Precincts Tour

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

A history of the area surrounding the cathedral from the earliest Minster church up to the most recent developments. Tour lasts 1 hour.

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Christian Heritage Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

There is an old saying ‘As sure as God's in Gloucester’. Both Christianity and Gloucester have 2,000 years of history. This walk traces…

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Discover DeCrypt

Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG

Explore the newly-refurbished medieval church and Tudor Schoolrooms. Download our app to discover stories from Gloucester’s past: Raikes,…

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Folk of Gloucester (formerly Gloucester Life Museum)

Folk of Gloucester, 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Recently re-opened by Gloucester Civic Trust this large Tudor building houses many exhibits from Gloucester’s rich heritage. A Victorian…

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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, College Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

Formerly the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter with origins dating from 679AD, the current building was begun in the 1100s. Visit highlights include…

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Gloucester City Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

Discover fascinating hidden treasures on a guided walk through the heart of one of Britain's oldest cities, where history has truly left its mark.…

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Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre

71-73 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TX

A historic Roman wall inside the store is on public view. The lower level of the wall is part of a Roman Colonia dating back to 97AD. At street…

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Gloucester Spa Walk

Christ Church, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1JZ

In the early 1800s, Gloucester had a thriving spa. This guided walk traces the history of The Spa and takes in some of the fine buildings that it…

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Gloucester Statues

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

Explore the history of Gloucester through the medium of public statues. Learn about the people and events that made Gloucester the city it is today.

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Hillfield Gardens

Hillfield Gardens, London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3PL

Take a guided tour of these fine gardens which have many fine trees and are home to three monuments of significance: Scrivens Conduit, the King's…

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Historic Docks Walk

The Waterways Museum, The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH

Take a guided walk around Britain’s most inland port. The walk lasts about 1 hour.

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Historical Characters

Gate Streets, Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

This tour brings alive some of the famous and influential people and colourful characters who were born in Gloucester. Their fame and achievements…

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Jet Age Museum

Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Staverton, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QL

The Museum exists to preserve the history of Gloucestershire's contribution to world aviation. The museum does not charge admission, but…

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Llanthony Secunda Priory

Hempstead Lane, Next to Gloucestershire College, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Step inside the newly restored listed buildings of Llanthony Secunda Priory. Founded in 1136, the history of this former Augustinian Priory is…

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Llanthony Secunda Priory Walk

Llanthony Priory, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5QT

This guided walk explores the priory which was founded in 1136, which by the end of the 15th century, was the richest Augustinian house in England…

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Mariners’ Church

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EN

The Chaplain was responsible for visiting every ship that arrived. The church features fine stained glass windows. An active church continues to…

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Meeks’ Shoe-shop

14 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NL ‎

This Elizabethan building has a Georgian façade and on the first floor has a fine plaster ceiling dating from around 1600.

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Monks, Canons and Friars

Archdeacon Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Discover the Abbey and Priories of Gloucester and learn how Monks, Canons and Friars lived and worked. The tour will take about 1 hour.

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Museum of Gloucester

Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1HP

Come and enjoy a range of cultural and family events and activities and explore the wonderful variety of history from Romans to modern times at…

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Richard III Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St Michael’s Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

You will hear how he spent his time here and be shown some of the buildings he would have seen. The walk lasts about an hour.

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River Twyver

99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Of all the water courses that flow from the Cotswolds into the River Severn in the vicinity of Gloucester only one is called a river. Why is that…

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Robert Raikes Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

This walk tells the story of Robert Raikes, newspaper publisher, prison reformer and promoter of the Sunday School movement and shows some of the…

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Roman Times

Boots, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PU

From your guide, hear how the Romans came to Gloucester (Glevum). See the walls they built. Tread through the Forum (market place) and meet the…

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Saxon Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

Discover the traces of Gloucester’s Saxon history. Hear the story of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, who died in 918 AD and was buried in…

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Siege of Gloucester Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

This guided walk visits some of the places of interest connected with the siege of Gloucester which took place during the English Civil War. The…

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St Michael’s Tower

The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

St Michael's Bell Tower, now the admin centre of Gloucester Civic Trust, dates back to 1465. It has interesting heritage displays on the history…

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St Swithun’s Church, Brookthorpe, Gloucester

St Swithun's Church, Stroud Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 0UJ

A coded inscription recording a king's execution The saddleback tower of this church is visible from the main road behind Brookthorpe Court. It…

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SULA Lightship

Llanthony Wharf, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2ES

LV14 Sula is a privately owned Historic Light vessel, located in Gloucester Harbour. Constructed in 1958 and in service off the Humber Estuary in…

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The Fleece Hotel

Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NW

Known locally as the "Monk's Retreat” it was a lively and much loved bar when the Fleece was last open. Guided tours every half hour throughout…

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The New Antiques Centre

26 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NG

Built in 1560, it was once the hall of the Grocers' Guild, the mansion house of a Mayor of Gloucester and, in the 19th century, a lodging for…

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Upstairs, Downstairs Antiques

2 Severn Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LE

The building is over 200 years old. Dating back to 1815 and was originally used for the manufacture of rope and sails for the tall ships and…

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Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley, nr Cinderford.

Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Lower Soudley, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

There are a wide range of things to explore and discover with five on-site interactive galleries exploring the history of the Forest, including a…

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Bream Heritage Walk

West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6JS

The route covers just over 6 miles and is designed to be walked all at once or can easily be walked in sections. Points of interest have been…

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St Mary’s Church, Lydney

St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5TL

A Grade I listed building, St. Mary's Church Lydney has had a long history. The present church was constructed in the thirteenth century and the…

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St Mary the Virgin Church, Marshfield

St. Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Marshfield, Gloucestershire, SN14 8NT

In September 2019 the congregation of St Mary's registered with Eco Church. This national programme is designed to inspire and equip churches to…

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Gunns Mill: Guided Tour

Gunns Mill , Lower Spout Lane, Flaxley, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0EA

Please wear stout footwear with thick soles, no sandals. The hard hat tours are not suitable for people with mobility issues or children under the…

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Xerox Museum

The Town Hall, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

The Xerox Museum at Mitcheldean Town Hall is dedicated to the Rank Xerox Factory and its people. Learn about the development of the Xerox…

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Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TS

Woodchester Mansion is a house like no other. Built entirely out of local limestone for the wealthy Roman Catholic convert William Leigh between…

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St Saviour’s Church, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

St Saviour's Church, New Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8DS

This magnificent Victorian church was built in a fabulously ornate medieval style and was intended for the poor of the parish, who could not…

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St Mary’s Church, Little Washbourne

St Mary's Church, Little Washbourne, Tewkesbury , Gloucestershire, GL20 8NQ

Hidden in an orchard with spectacular views of the Cotswolds and Bredon Hill, the setting of Little Washbourne church is very beautiful. The walls…

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Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Heritage open days in 2020 are about hidden nature. Tewkesbury Abbey's offering will be a printable information sheet that explores features of…

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Bell Tower at Westbury on Severn Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul

SS Peter and Paul Church, Westbury On Severn, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD

The tower was originally built in 1290 as a garrison to help defend the area from raids by the Welsh. The tall 160ft (49 m) broach spire was added…

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Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Westbury-on-Severn

Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD

The Church and its Bell Tower stand separately. One of the largest churches in the area, it stands near the the sweep of the River Severn and next…

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Churchyard visit at Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Westbury on Severn

Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 7PD

The churchyard holds relics of landowners and paupers, each having their own place. Deaths from drowning and plague were often the case here so…

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Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Ozleworth, Gloucestershire

Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7QA

Up a deep narrow valley, this lovely little Norman church stands in a circular churchyard, which suggests an early and perhaps pre-Christian site.…

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St James’s Church, Charfield

St James's Church, Churchend Lane, Churchend, Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8LJ

St James is a pretty, light-filled medieval church of mellow Cotswold stone that stands on a steep hillside, overlooking a valley towards the…

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Yorkley Onward Hall

Yorkley Onward Hall, Stag Hill, Yorkey, Gloucestershire

The Hall now acts as the training and rehearsal headquarters of Forest of Dean Brass. Originally funded by a local publican and colliery owner and…

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